Definition of Hauberk

1. Noun. A long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor.




Definition of Hauberk

1. n. A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.

Definition of Hauberk

1. Noun. A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. ¹

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Definition of Hauberk

1. a coat of armor [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hauberk

hatti-sherif
hatti-sherifs
hattier
hattiest
hatting
hattings
hattock
hattocks
hattree
hattrees
hattrick
hattricks
hatty
haubergeon
haubergeons
hauberk (current term)
hauberks
hauch
hauchecornite
hauchs
hauckite
haud
hauding
hauds
haue
hauerite
hauf
haufs
haugh
haughs

Literary usage of Hauberk

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The use of chain armor died out after the fall of the Roman Empire, to be revived by the llth century, commencing with the hauberk (body armor). ..."

2. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... was a hauberk, a jacket, or rather shirt, which protected the back and breast ... or hauberk, is called Bruine, which comes very close to the old French ..."

3. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"The knight has hauberk, chausses and coif of banded-mail, ... knight is habited in hauberk, chausses and coif of banded-mail, with a skull-cap of plate. ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1875)
"Incident of the reversed hauberk. in war, whose country had been over and over again harried and subdued by the invading Dane ? ..."

5. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"Godfrey arose ¡ that day he laid aside His hauberk strong, he wont to combat in, Fair/. Tasto, li, 20. His friends, therefore, thought him half unarmed. ..."

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